Runner Returns To Competition Despite High Risks

Last year David Johnston had to contend with numerous complications in his lower extremities as a result of participating in a 350-mile long ultra-marathon known as the Iditarod Trail Invitational. Johnston went on to win the foot division in 4 days, 19 hours, 13 minutes. However, that victory was not without suffering from symptoms such as nausea, sleep deprivation, and a strained knee. At this year’s Idetarod invitational, Johnston makes a return, hopinh that he is ready for whatever comes his way. He plans to go into the competition with three main goals:  “Win, course record and live.”

Blisters are a common condition for those participating in marathons. For help caring for blisters on the feet, have one of our podiatrists at Ankle & Foot Center of Tampa Bay examine them. Our physicians can treat your foot or ankle conditions and injuries.

Blisters on the Feet

When tight or ill-fitting footwear is worn, many times a foot blister may develop. Blisters can even develop by constant rubbing from the shoe, often times leading to pain.

What is a Foot Blister?

A foot blister is a small pocket that is filled with fluid, forming on the upper most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid, and may lead to drainage of blood or pus if the area has become infected.

How do they Form?

Blisters of the feet are almost always the result of shoe rubbing and constant friction of the skin and material. Long periods of walking in shoes, sandals, or boots which don’t fit properly can result in a blister. Those who often have moisture or humidity in the feet, are prone to blister formation easily.

Prevention & Treatment

Proper care is vital to alleviate pain and prevent infection to the affected area of the foot. The best treatment is to leave them alone. New skin will develop under the blister and during the healing stages, your blister will pop.

Do not lance the blister, which can lead to infection

For more information about Blisters on the Feet, follow the link below.

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